All posts tagged “Edgar Allan Poe

Mile 936

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Mile 966, East Weber Road, Washington State.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 885

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Mile 902, East Broadway Avenue, Spokane, Washington.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 859

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Mile 878, Highway 95, Idaho.

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Driver: Kathleen. Returning home from a Butte wedding. Summer 2012.

Mile 782

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Mile 758, Nemote Creek, Montana.

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Driver: Kathleen. Returning home from a Butte wedding. Summer 2012.

Mile 772

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Mile 751, Freeze Out Ridge, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 737

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Mile 722, Roller Coaster Road, Montana.

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Driver: Kathleen. Returning home from a Butte wedding. Summer 2012.

Mile 710

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Mile 708, Plitzville, Montana.

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Driver: Kathleen. Returning home from a Butte wedding. Summer 2012.

Mile 668

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Mile 668, Bradman, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 649

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Mile 655, Saddle Mountain, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 645

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Mile 651, Gough Creek, Montana.

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Driver: Kathleen. Returning home from a Butte wedding. Summer 2012.

Mile 635

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Mile 646, Warm Springs Creek Road, Montana.

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Driver: Kathleen. Returning home from a Butte wedding. Summer 2012.

Mile 618

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Mile 625, Dempsey Creek, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 598

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Mile 595, Big Butte, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Returning home from Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 578

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Mile 587, Nissler, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Purpose: Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 546

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Mile 573, Opportunity Tailings Pond Dam, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Purpose: Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 543

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Mile 571, Warm Springs Tailings Ponds, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Purpose: Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 526

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Mile 566, Montana State Prison Ranch #2, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Purpose: Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 513

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Mile 561, Racetrack Peak, Montana.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Purpose: Uncle Stevie’s 50th Birthday. Spring 2011.

Mile 505

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Mile 558, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historical Site, Montana.

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Driver: Uncle Jim. Purpose: Wedding in Butte. Summer 2012.

Mile 481

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Mile 548, Rock Creek, Garrison, Montana.

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Driver: Uncle Jim. Purpose: Wedding in Butte. Summer 2012.

Mile 316

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Mile 318, East Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Driver: Uncle Jim. Purpose: wedding in Butte. Summer 2012.

Mile 299

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Mile 286, Airstream of Spokane, Dishman Hills, Spokane, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 295

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Mile 282, Liberty Park, Spokane, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 254

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Mile 225, Bolero/Galbreath Exchange, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 238

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Mile 203, West Schrag Road, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 218

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Mile 179, Yonezawa Boulevard, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 208

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Mile 170, Potholes State Park, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 207

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Mile 169, Hiawatha Road, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 203

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Mile 165, The Potholes, The Wasteway, and the Giants, Washington State.

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Driver: Suzanne. Purpose: roadtrip. Summer 2011.

Mile 190

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Mile 161, Winchester Rest Area Eastbound, Washington State.

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Driver: Dad with Mom in the passenger seat. Purpose: Mike & Staci’s wedding. Fall 2010.

This is the last photograph from the first journey of I-90. I initially had not planned on the project growing to encompass the entire roundtrip, but settled on the idea after working with these initial images. The first thing I did was to recruit my cousin James Nugent, a very talented musician and writer, to collaborate with me on a video. I sent him a rough version of the group of images and he came up with this brilliant music to which I synced the images in the video.

Jimmy’s most recent music can be found at http://berkeleypit.bandcamp.com/

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Mile 152, Baseline Road West, Washington State.

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Driver: Mom & Dad. Purpose: Mike’s wedding. Fall 2010

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Mile 137, Wild Horse Monument, Washington State.

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Going to Kelly & Pat’s wedding in Butte. Backseat of Uncle Jim and Aunt Clare’s car. 2012.

Mile 147

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Mile 137, The Cliff of Basalt Columns, Washington State.

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The roadtrip to Montana. The passenger seat of Suzanne’s car. 2011.

Mile 146

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Mile 137, Highway 243, Washington State.

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Driving to Butte for Kelly’s wedding. Backseat of Jim & Clare’s car. 2012.

Mile 144

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Mile 136, The Columbia River, Washington State.

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Roadtrip to Butte with Suzanne. Sitting in the passenger seat. 2011.

Back a few miles was where Jim caught me driving up the Vantage hill going back to Seattle. I drove over this bridge on my first time driving when I was 11. I remember clearly being both thrilled and terrified when I got onto the bridge. The skinniness of the lanes and the high wind warnings can be a bit intimidating.

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Mile 136, The new Vantage Bridge, Washington State.

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Driving to Butte for Kelly and Pat’s wedding. Backseat of Uncle Jim’s car. 2012.

My Great-grandfather Aboo was one of the workers who built the original bridge over the Columbia River at Vantage. Before there had just been ferries. They had to put in the new bridge in the 1960’s when the Wanapum Dam was built and the water level changed. He and many of those same workers had also helped build the Smith Tower in Seattle. As a kid I always heard a legend were the workers had all signed their names inside the top of the pyramid of the tower. It turns out that is a true story. I saw photos a few years ago, but couldn’t find Aboo’s even though I know he signed.

I have always wondered about the reason he built tall things, up high over the river or concrete. My theory is that it relates to his working in the mines in Butte at such a young age. Maybe he hated being under the ground and went for the other extreme.

Sometimes when I drive over the Vantage Bridge I think of those workers and am amazed that anyone could have done that work. It must have been scary and also exciting. It’s hard to reconcile that sort of dare-devil life with the old man who would show up unannounced at our house when I was a kid. But maybe not, someone who leaves Butte without letting anyone know and then shows up on his grandaughter’s porch without warning must have been pretty free-wheeling.

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Uncle Jim in the doorway, Aboo surrounded by his daughters: Frankie, my grandma Margie, Lois, and Uncle Stevie.

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Mile 142

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Mile 136, On the I-90 Vantage Bridge, Washington State.

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Roadtrip to Montana with Suzanne. Passenger seat. 2011.

Mile 141

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Mile 136, Evergreen Ridge, Washington State.

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Heading to Butte with Suzanne. Sitting in the passenger seat. 2011.